Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard vetoes investigation into herself amid corruption accusations

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Dolton residents confront mayor as she faces corruption accusations
Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyad has been accused of using village money for personal reasons. Residents voiced their frustrations with her on Monday.

DOLTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A tense meeting got underway in Dolton on Monday night as residents voiced their frustrations with the mayor and recent allegations against her.

"We don't need anything else, saying what you're claiming to do for the village. We need accountability. We need information on the finances," one speaker said.

Mayor Tiffany Henyard is accused of using village money for personal reasons as Dolton's unpaid bills have piled up. Henyard has denied the allegations.

During the meeting, Henyard vetoed a resolution passed by the village board to investigate her spending.

But on Monday night, it was residents' turn to call out the mayor.

"I'm asking that you either step down or the trustees that voted you in to vote you out," another speaker said.

After those public comments, Henyard responded, calling the accusations "false."

"It's facts over fiction for me. I will state facts. I will show receipts, and I will make sure our community is back together as one," Henyard said. "It amazes me how people can get together and come to a board meeting and just have hate in their heart and not love on each other."

Henyard said she wants future board meetings to focus on other issues.